Contractors were hard at work making over the Oval Office while the Obamas vacationed in Martha's Vineyard, installing a new rug, wallpaper, chairs, sofas, and tables. More photos of the hot new redesign, below.

Look at the fuzzy new couches:

And the new coffee table is so modern! What will the conservative blogosphere say?

Here's a picture showing some of the old design, for comparison:

So, do you people approve? You paid for it, after all.

[Correction: Taxpayers did not pay for it! The White House "said the costs were covered by the White House Historical Association, a nonprofit group, through a contribution from the committee that paid for Mr. Obama's inauguration."]

[Images via AP]